San Francisco Theater

Calendar of San Francisco Shows for 2014 & 2015

San Francisco theater has hundreds of shows every year. With more than a dozen theaters in San Francisco, you will find a wide variety of shows from dramas to comedies.

You can choose to see a performance at one of the larger theaters such as the Orpheum with popular shows such as Mamma Mia, Once and Peter and Pippin. You can also catch a show in a smaller, more intimate theater such as The SF Playhouse in Union Square.

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Below you will find a schedule of shows so far for 2014 & 2015. Each show has a quick overview including the theater, dates, times and how you can find tickets.

2014 & 2015 Theater Calendar by Month
November
December
January
February
March
April
May June July
August September October

San Francisco Theater: November 2014

Chicago: The Musical

chicagoA show-stopping performance with amazing music, dance, and costumes. It's the story of fame, fortune, and all the jazz. This award winning performance won't be around for long, so get your tickets today!

Dates: November 7 - 16

Location: Orpheum Theater

Find Tickets: On Sale Now


I Love Lucy: Live on Stage

i love lucyA new stage show featuring the lovable characters from I Love Lucy: Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel. Step back in time and remember the days of this beloved TV show - now live on stage!

Dates: November 11 - 23

Location: Curran Theater

Tickets: Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


Cirque du Soleil

kuriosThe annual Cirque du Soleil performances under the Big Top start on November 14. This year's show is Kurios. During the performance, you will step inside an inventors box of curiosities. It includes high-energy acts as well as beautiful costumes and interesting characters.

Dates: November 14 - January 18

Location: Under the Big Top near AT&T Park

Buy Tickets: On Sale Now

Learn More: More Information on Attending a Performance


Puppet Up! Uncensored

puppet upHead over to the Marine's Memorial Theater for the grown-up version of a production from The Jim Henson Company. This live performance includes comedy, puppets, and grown-up topics. It features 60 of Jim Henson puppets.

Location: The Marines Memorial Theater

Dates: November 13 - 23

Tickets: On Sale Now


Testament

testamentThe riveting story of a mother and her son. She becomes defiant as her son is taken from her by people she believes to be fanatics. It's a powerful, incisive, and deeply human work and one you will never forget.

Dates: October 29 - November 23

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Ideation

ideationA dark comedy about a group of consultants that work on an ethically gray project. As they go back and forth between right and wrong, they learn that nothing is really as it seems.

Dates: September 23 - November 8

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On Sale at Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


Promises, Promises

promises promisesA story set in 1960s Manhattan about two locals caught up in a web of intimate affairs and corporate scandals. This musical goes beyond a simple office romance and trails into complex office politics like never before.

Dates: November 18 - January 10

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On Sale on the SF Playhouse Site


Beach Blanket Babylon

beach blanketJoin the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon for a crazy and zany evening of song, dance and pop culture comedy. Every night in North Beach, you get the chance to catch a performance of this long running musical comedy.

All shows are 21+ unless noted.

Learn More: Beach Blanket FAQs and Ticketing Details

Buy Tickets: Buy Your Tickets Today on Viator


Foodies, The Musical

foodies theaterThis funny musical is the perfect night out for anyone that loves food! Laugh along to the mix of songs and sketches about eating habits, trendy restaurants, food trucks and more.

Dates: Most Friday and Saturday nights

Location: The Shelton Theater at 533 Sutter Street

Tickets: On Sale for Up to Half-Off on Goldstar

Top Activities in November

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San Francisco Theater: December 2014

Kinky Boots

kinky bootsThe story of a struggling shoe factory owner that turns his business around with the help of a fantastic entertainer in stilettos, Lola. Watch as these odd pair teaches each other that life has more to offer when you believe in yourself.

Dates: December 2 - 28

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


elf

elfKick off your holiday season with a funny tale about Buddy, a young orphan that accidentally ends up in Santa's bag of gifts and finds himself at the North Pole. Buddy is a strange character as he was raised unaware that he is human and ends up on a journey of self-discovery in New York. During his stay, he also works to help the people of the city rediscover the meaning of Christmas.

Dates: December 12 - 28

Location: Curran Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


A Christmas Carol

christmas carolEach year, you can count on the American Conservatory Theater to perform this classic holiday show. It features dozens of lively and colorful characters as well as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Dates: December 5 - 28

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Cirque du Soleil

kuriosThe annual Cirque du Soleil performances under the Big Top start on November 14. This year's show is Kurios. During the performance, you will step inside an inventors box of curiosities. It includes high-energy acts as well as beautiful costumes and interesting characters.

Dates: November 14 - January 18

Location: Under the Big Top near AT&T Park

Buy Tickets: On Sale Now

Learn More: More Information on Attending a Performance


Promises, Promises

promises promisesA story set in 1960s Manhattan about two locals caught up in a web of intimate affairs and corporate scandals. This musical goes beyond a simple office romance and trails into complex office politics like never before.

Dates: November 18 - January 10

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On Sale on the SF Playhouse Site


Top Activities in December

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San Francisco Theater: January 2015

Blythe Spirit

blithe spiritAngela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's award winning comedy Blithe Spirit. The story follows a writer that invites Madame Arcati, Angela Lansbury, to his house for a seance. She unknowingly summons the ghost of the writers late wife and chaos ensues.

Dates: January 20 - February 1

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Cirque du Soleil

kuriosThe annual Cirque du Soleil performances under the Big Top start on November 14. This year's show is Kurios. During the performance, you will step inside an inventors box of curiosities. It includes high-energy acts as well as beautiful costumes and interesting characters.

Dates: November 14 - January 18

Location: Under the Big Top near AT&T Park

Buy Tickets: On Sale Now

Learn More: More Information on Attending a Performance


50 Shades: The Musical Parody

50 shades50 Shades, The Parody offers an evening of laughs, music, and dancing in the aisles. This high-energy performance is a follow-up to the Fifty Shades or Gray, one of the top selling books of all time. It's recommended for those 18+ due to mature material.

Dates: January 2 - 4

Location: Marines Memorial Theater

Buy Tickets: On Sale Now


Indian Ink

indian inkThe story of two researchers as they both discover, separately, the truth behind the life of a 1930s English poet and the Indian painter who she came to love. Through the poets own words, they both learn more about the secrets this poet left behind in Jummapur, India.

Dates: January 14 - February 8

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Promises, Promises

promises promisesA story set in 1960s Manhattan about two locals caught up in a web of intimate affairs and corporate scandals. This musical goes beyond a simple office romance and trails into complex office politics like never before.

Dates: November 18 - January 10

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On Sale on the SF Playhouse Site


Tree

treeAn intimate story about family and how over time, you need to forgive and forget even after you've been hurt or betrayed by a family member. It's both funny and painful, but shows the real side of family relationships and struggles.

Dates: January 20 - March 7

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


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San Francisco Theater: February 2015

Blythe Spirit

blithe spiritAngela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's award winning comedy Blithe Spirit. The story follows a writer that invites Madame Arcati, Angela Lansbury, to his house for a seance. She unknowingly summons the ghost of the writers late wife and chaos ensues.

Dates: January 20 - February 1

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Newsies

newsiesNewsies is a powerful and high energy musical from Disney. It follows the story of a group of people who stand up against the most powerful men in New York. By fighting for what they believe in, they become an unlikely group of heros. Based on true events, it reminds you that you need to stand up for what is right and be true to yourself!

Dates: February 17 - 15

Tickets: On Sale Now


Indian Ink

indian inkThe story of two researchers as they both discover, separately, the truth behind the life of a 1930s English poet and the Indian painter who she came to love. Through the poets own words, they both learn more about the secrets this poet left behind in Jummapur, India.

Dates: January 14 - February 8

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Mr. Burns

mr burnsMr. Burns is a highly acclaimed new comedy by Bay Area born Anne Washburn. The story starts out dark when a group of strangers work to recreate, from memory, an episode of The Simpsons. Their story continues, decades later, as their memories have turned it into a almost religious-like story that is staged for a live theater crowd. It's funny, yet powerful and a look inside how we recreate memories and the truth.

Dates: February 18 - March 15

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Tree

treeAn intimate story about family and how over time, you need to forgive and forget even after you've been hurt or betrayed by a family member. It's both funny and painful, but shows the real side of family relationships and struggles.

Dates: January 20 - March 7

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


Top Activities in February

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Valentine's
Day Events
SF Film
Festivals
February
Event Calendar

San Francisco Theater: March 2015

Mr. Burns

mr burnsMr. Burns is a highly acclaimed new comedy by Bay Area born Anne Washburn. The story starts out dark when a group of strangers work to recreate, from memory, an episode of The Simpsons. Their story continues, decades later, as their memories have turned it into a almost religious-like story that is staged for a live theater crowd. It's funny, yet powerful and a look inside how we recreate memories and the truth.

Dates: February 18 - March 15

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Tree

treeAn intimate story about family and how over time, you need to forgive and forget even after you've been hurt or betrayed by a family member. It's both funny and painful, but shows the real side of family relationships and struggles.

Dates: January 20 - March 7

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


Stupid F##king Bird

stupid birdA follow up to the hit "The Seagull" that goes inside a country house where dreams and desires are replaced by alcohol and sarcasm. Through the course of the play, the characters bare their souls in an effort to reach the truth about love and art.

Dates: March 17 - May 2

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


Top Activities in March

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San Francisco Theater: April 2015

The Book of Mormon

bookThis smash hit musical is back in San Francisco! It's from the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It's entertaining, funny, and a must see for anyone over the age of 18. Contains explicit language (no kids under 5 allowed). Buy your tickets today as this will sell out early.

Dates: April 15 - June 7

Location: Orpheum Theater

Buy Tickets: Buy Them Online Today


Let There Be Love

let there be loveThe story of a man as he migrates to London from West India and the struggles he faces in his new surroundings and with the fact that he is estranged from both of his daughters. His life and mind begin to open up when he meets a young caregiver assigned to his case. It's a great look at how hard it is for many immigrants and how opening our minds to change allows us to feel more settled.

Dates: April 8 - May 3

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Stupid F##king Bird

stupid birdA follow up to the hit "The Seagull" that goes inside a country house where dreams and desires are replaced by alcohol and sarcasm. Through the course of the play, the characters bare their souls in an effort to reach the truth about love and art.

Dates: March 17 - May 2

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


Top Activities in April

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Cherry Blossom
Festival
Easter
Activities
Full April
Calendar

San Francisco Theater: May 2015

The Book of Mormon

bookThis smash hit musical is back in San Francisco! It's from the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It's entertaining, funny, and a must see for anyone over the age of 18. Contains explicit language (no kids under 5 allowed). Buy your tickets today as this will sell out early.

Dates: April 15 - June 7

Location: Orpheum Theater

Buy Tickets: Buy Them Online Today


Let There Be Love

let there be loveThe story of a man as he migrates to London from West India and the struggles he faces in his new surroundings and with the fact that he is estranged from both of his daughters. His life and mind begin to open up when he meets a young caregiver assigned to his case. It's a great look at how hard it is for many immigrants and how opening our minds to change allows us to feel more settled.

Dates: April 8 - May 3

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


A Little Night Music

a little night musicA 1900s musical set in Sweden that follows the tale of a lost love, secrets that surround it, and infidelity. It's a wonderful creation by Stephen Sondheim that is witty and supported by lovely new melodies.

Dates: May 20 - June 14

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Stupid F##king Bird

stupid birdA follow up to the hit "The Seagull" that goes inside a country house where dreams and desires are replaced by alcohol and sarcasm. Through the course of the play, the characters bare their souls in an effort to reach the truth about love and art.

Dates: March 17 - May 2

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


Trouble Cometh

trouble comethA comedy that turns thriller when the boundaries on a reality TV show become blurred between real life and fantasy. It turns into a life or death situation and shows the impact of the information age on the nature of identity.

Dates: May 12 - June 27

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site

Top Activities in May

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Mother's
Day Events
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May 2015
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San Francisco Theater: June 2015

The Book of Mormon

bookThis smash hit musical is back in San Francisco! It's from the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It's entertaining, funny, and a must see for anyone over the age of 18. Contains explicit language (no kids under 5 allowed). Buy your tickets today as this will sell out early.

Dates: April 15 - June 7

Location: Orpheum Theater

Buy Tickets: Buy Them Online Today


A Little Night Music

a little night musicA 1900s musical set in Sweden that follows the tale of a lost love, secrets that surround it, and infidelity. It's a wonderful creation by Stephen Sondheim that is witty and supported by lovely new melodies.

Dates: May 20 - June 14

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Trouble Cometh

trouble comethA comedy that turns thriller when the boundaries on a reality TV show become blurred between real life and fantasy. It turns into a life or death situation and shows the impact of the information age on the nature of identity.

Dates: May 12 - June 27

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site

Top Activities in June

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Festival
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2015 Events

San Francisco Theater: July 2015

Matilda

matildaThis Tony Award winning musical tells about a young girl, Matilda, with big dreams about a more fulfilling and interesting life. Will she takes the chance she needs to stand up and change her life forever?

Dates: July 15 - August 15

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Company

companyA musical comedy about what happens it's your birthday and you are balancing three girlfriends and married friends. It's set in Manhattan and follows a bachelor unable to make a commitment as he gets involved in the ups and downs of his friend's relationships.

Dates: July 7 - September 12

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


San Francisco Theater: August 2015

Phantom of the Opera

phantom of the operaPhantom of the Opera takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater August 19 - October 4. This award-winning production offers brilliant new scenery, updated staging, and exciting special effects. If you haven't had the chance to see it in the past, now is the time!

Dates: August 19 - October 4

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Matilda

matildaThis Tony Award winning musical tells about a young girl, Matilda, with big dreams about a more fulfilling and interesting life. Will she takes the chance she needs to stand up and change her life forever?

Dates: July 15 - August 15

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Company

companyA musical comedy about what happens it's your birthday and you are balancing three girlfriends and married friends. It's set in Manhattan and follows a bachelor unable to make a commitment as he gets involved in the ups and downs of his friend's relationships.

Dates: July 7 - September 12

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


San Francisco Theater: September 2015

Phantom of the Opera

phantom of the operaPhantom of the Opera takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater August 19 - October 4. This award-winning production offers brilliant new scenery, updated staging, and exciting special effects. If you haven't had the chance to see it in the past, now is the time!

Dates: August 19 - October 4

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Company

companyA musical comedy about what happens it's your birthday and you are balancing three girlfriends and married friends. It's set in Manhattan and follows a bachelor unable to make a commitment as he gets involved in the ups and downs of his friend's relationships.

Dates: July 7 - September 12

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


San Francisco Theater: October 2015

Phantom of the Opera

phantom of the operaPhantom of the Opera takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater August 19 - October 4. This award-winning production offers brilliant new scenery, updated staging, and exciting special effects. If you haven't had the chance to see it in the past, now is the time!

Dates: August 19 - October 4

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now

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